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JUNE 14, 2008

Government source says Australian GP deal done

Australian newspapers are reporting that a new deal has been done to keep the Australian GP in Melbourne until 2015. The deal is reportedly a verbal agreement at the moment but it is anticipated that it will be signed off shortly. The Sunday Herald Sun in Melbourne quotes a senior government source saying an announcement was "imminent" and that the deal will be signed shortly. The start of the race will be at around 5pm, but ti will not be a night race. The source said that Victorian Premier John Brumby and F1's Bernie Ecclestone agreed a compromise.